Meeting on Amendment of CHTLDRC Act held at Land Ministry

On 11 August 2011 a meeting on amendment of CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission (CHTLDR) Act 2001 was held at Land Ministry of Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka with Land Minister Mr. Rezaul Karim Hira in the chair.Among others, State Minister for Law Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, member of CHT Regional Council Mr. Goutam Kumar Chakma and K S Mong Marma attended the meeting. Government officials from Land Ministry, Law Ministry and CHT Affairs Ministry were present in this meeting. Besides, three Deputy Commissioners of three hill districts of CHT were also invited in the meeting. Continue reading

Indigenous peoples demand to stop land acquisition for setting up military garrisonIndigenous peoples demand to stop land acquisition for setting up military garrison

The indigenous peoples of Ruma upaziila (sub-district) of Bandarban hill district led by Land Rights Protection Committee demanded to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to bring to a halt the land grabbing in the name of military formations. The demand took place in a public gathering held in front of Bandarban Press Club on after a long march of 37 km from Ruma to Bandarban town. Continue reading

Anil Chakma shot dead by armed terrorists of UPDF in Laxmichari

On 19 May 2012 an armed group of UPDF killed Anil Chakma at Jurgachari under Laxmichari sadar in Khagrachari district.
Since its inception, anti-accord element UPDF have been conducting terrorist activities including kidnapping, killing, extortion etc. in order to hinder implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord signed in 1997 between the Government of Bangladesh and the PCJSS and to fulfil its vested interest by making CHT situation turmoil. Continue reading

Brutal Grenade Attack on Jumma Students: A Conspiracy of Ethnic Cleansing

1. IntroductionAround 3:30 pm of 20 May 2012, a powerful grenade attack was conducted on the Jumma students at Kalyanpur petrol pump of Rangamati town when they were awfully busy in preparing for return journey to their respective destinations after concluding of the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd Anniversary and 17th Central Council of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (Hill Students Council). Continue reading

Report on transfer of 5 Departmental Functions to the HDCs

On 8 November 2012 the Government of Bangladesh transferred 5 different departmental functions to the three Hill District Councils (HDCs) with a great pomp. They are Health Engineering Directorate (under Health and Family Welfare Department) to Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari HDC; Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) (under Bangladesh Agriculture Extension Department) to Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari HDC; Cotton Development Board (CDB) in Khagrachhari zone (under Bangladesh Agriculture Expansion Department); Ramgarh Hatchery Farm (under Fisheries and Livestock Department) and 5. Government Child Home (Shishu Sadan) (under Social Welfare Department) to Bandarban and Khagrachari HDC.

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